Herpes Simplex Keratitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 15, 2016
  • Author: Jim C Wang (王崇安), MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis include the following:

  • Contact lens complications
  • Corneal graft rejection
  • Herpes zoster
  • Sicca keratoconjunctivitis
  • Ocular manifestations of syphilis
  • Acanthamoeba keratitis
  • Impetigo
  • Tyrosinemia
  • Staphylococcus marginal ulcer
  • Cogan syndrome
  • Measles and mumps
  • Neurotrophic keratitis

Differential Diagnoses